Sunday, August 07, 2016

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A Blessing

​   by Reb Gutman Locks   

A Blessing


     Someone brought this South African tourist over to me at the Kotel. He said, "I want a blessing for me and my sheaurch."

     I said, "Hashem bless you to find the truth and to follow it."

     He said that he wanted a blessing for his sheaurch.

     "Your what?"

     "My sheaurch."

     He tried four times. I was getting frustrated. Finally I said "I do not understand that word."

     He wrote it on a small piece of paper.


     "Oh, so you are a pastor in a church. Okay, I'll give you and your church a blessing….. Where is G-d?"

      He pointed to the sky.

     "What about in you?"

     He placed his hand over his heart.

     "What about your feet?"

     He was confused.

     "G-d is Infinite. The Infinite is everywhere. G-d is everywhere. King David said that G-d is even in Hell."

     He nodded that he was familiar with the Psalm.

     "Where is G-d?" I pressed him.


     "Only worship only the G-d Who is everywhere… Now, when they went to the grave of the guy who was crucified two thousand years ago, on the fourth day, was he in the grave?"

     He said, "No"

     "If he is not in the grave, he is not everywhere. Do not worship him. Worship only the Father, the King."

     He smiled and walked away.

     Later, when I was walking back to the Rova, he was at the top of the stairs. I yelled over, "Where is G-d?"

     He smiled and said, "Everywhere."

     Hopefully he will take that blessing back to Africa with him and share it with his church.




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